a family event at Community Child Care CenterCommunity Child Care Center provides events to create a sense of community and to allow families time to socialize with other families. Some of these activities are done with our partner organizations.

Family Literacy Nights allow families in our community to listen to stories written by our featured author and then participate in activities together than stretch that reading experience into all developmental areas. Featured authors have included Ezra Jack Keats, Jan Brett, Audrey Wood, and Eric Carle.

Parent Cafes are hosted by Community Child Care and presented by the Early Childhood Coalition. Organized into a series of 3 nights, families in the community gather for a meal followed by parents gathering to discuss challenges as a parent in a non-judgmental, supportive environment while their children participate in free child care.

Through an informal graduation ceremony and ice cream social, we recognize the children who will be starting formal school in the fall.

Our preschool and school age children participate in a reading incentive program and then all families are invited to share a Day at the Timber Rattlers.

No holiday season would be complete without Christmas carols and the joy of young children. Parents and grandparents gather with the children to share songs they have learned at the center’s holiday program.

Fall and spring center outdoor work days create opportunities for families and members of the community to spend a Saturday a.m. planting our center garden, completing a landscaping project, and preparing our grounds for the following season.